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BCCI won't rush players back despite facilities opening

IMAGE: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that the safety of players remains paramount for the Board. Photograph: BCCI India's cricketers will not be rushed back into training even after the country gave the green light on Sunday for sports facilities to open, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said.India has extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 as it tries to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, and while stadiums and sports complexes are reopening to allow athletes to train ..., 2 weeks ago

India's Olympic-bound athletes welcome Tokyo Games deferment

'Jaan hai to jahaan hai' 'It's a good decision because everyone is disturbed. Athletes' health is paramount' IMAGE: Saina Nehwal, who won a bronze medal in badminton at the 2012 London Olympics said: 'We all have to be safe first and then we can think about preparations'. Photograph: Saina Nehwal/Twitter India's top Olympic-bound athletes, including M C Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal, backed the Tokyo Games' postponement amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has pushed the world into chaos. The ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Why India must protest China's Hong Kong policy

'India need to look beyond the economic prism.''China had no qualms in taking the Kashmir issue to the UN Security Council last year -- not once, but thrice -- thus violating Indian sensitivities,' observes China expert Srikanth Kondapalli. IMAGE: A protester is detained by riot police during a protest outside the Mong Kok police station in Hong Kong. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters   Hong Kong historically is known for its rule of law -- a legacy of British colonialism. Indeed, strict ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago

'We are very close to the peak in Mumbai'

'There is just one silver lining: The fatality rate has gone down.' IMAGE: A paramedic collects a swab sample at the KEM Hospital in central Mumbai, May 19, 2020. Photograph: Sunil Khandare/ANI Photo   It has been a little over a month since the Maharashtra government prudently appointed a medical taskforce to help it fight COVID-19 in the state. Dr Sanjay N Oak, who heads the nine-member team, 36 days later, crisply gives Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/ an update on the progress in the ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

New FDI policy may hurt India's start-up dream

'As much as $4 billion in India's start-up companies has come from Chinese funds.''Government policy must not remain indifferent to the problems India's start-up ventures are likely to face after the change in FDI rules,' says A K Bhattacharya. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/   A few days ago, the Union government took two important economic policy decisions in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. A closer look at both the decisions showed that their common target was foreign ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Can't ignore economy while battling COVID-19: PM to CMs

As India entered the last week of the 40-day nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told chief ministers that the country will have to give importance to economy as well as continue the fight against coronavirus, in a clear indication that strict restrictions could be limited to COVID-19 hotspots while curbs can be eased gradually in areas not affected by the virus.   IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with chief ministers of various states/UTs via video ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago PM announces 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight  Rediff.com2 months ago

Will cricketers stop using saliva to shine the ball in post COVID-19 world?

'When the action resumes, they should use only sweat for some time as safety of the players is paramount.' IMAGE: England pacer Stuart Broad uses saliva to shine the ball during the Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane, on November 23, 2013. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Bowlers using saliva to shine the ball is common sight in cricket but in a post coronavirus world, they might have to reconsider the practice, making their lives tougher in what, many believe, has already become ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Coronavirus: Shootings of movies, TV shows halted

To contain the spread of novel coronavirus, film bodies in India including Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE), Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) and Producers Guild of India on Sunday decided to put shootings of films, TV shows and web series on hold from March 19 to March 31. IMAGE: A couple with a child walks in front of a closed PVR cinemas, in Amritsar, on Sunday. Photograph: PTI Photo The meeting of the film bodies ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Indian Wells tennis becomes first big US sports casualty of coronavirus

IMAGE: Courtmaster Jeffrey Brooker cleans the center court at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Sunday in Indian Wells, California. The BNP Paribas Open was cancelled by the Riverside County Public Health Department, as county officials declared a public health emergency when a case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in the area. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images The Indian Wells tennis tournament, the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams and tour finals, was canceled on Sunday, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'Don't treat nurses as angels, treat them as professionals'

'The government lights lamps for nurses, but when we demand what is due for us, they don't listen at all.' IMAGE: Nurses celebrate International Nurses Day in Prayagraj, May 12, 2020. Photograph: Prabhat Verma/ANI Photo   It has become the norm now to clap hands, shower petals and light lamps for healthcare workers though neither the government nor those who clap are aware of the tough conditions under which they work. "According to the standards set by WHO and also by the Indian Nursing ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago
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